June 2021 Minutes

Mindbridge Meeting Minutes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 7 PM online

  1. Call to Order by John Johnson
  2. Minutes – reading waived
  3. Treasurer’s Report – down about $2k, mostly guest spending for AnimeIowa
  4. IT Officer – doing IT.
  5. Convention Reports
    1. Gamicon (Feb 25-27, 2022)
      1. Michele Maakestad added to ConCom for 2022
      2. Working on guests for next year
      3. Next meeting Sunday July 18 at 6 pm on Discord
    2. AnimeIowa (July 30-Aug 1, 2021)
      1. Staff meeting Saturday, June 12, 2 pm, online and in person at the Coralville Marriott.
      2. Katie will be at the storage locker Saturday June 12 about 10 am.
      3. AI Pre-Registration extended until this Saturday June 5th.
      4. Have almost 1900 registrations so far. Planning on having Saturday at the door badges, will decide soon about weekend badges.
    3. ICON (Oct 15-17, 2021)
      1. Staff meeting Saturday, June 12, 10 am, online.
      2. Working on author GOH, have artist GOH.
      3. Having vendors pay for their tables.
      4. Reaching out to the local Mensa group about a fan table.
      5. Convention is October 15-17, 2021, UI Homecoming so get your room reservation in!
      6. Need to get a program book ad to AI.
      7. Time for ICON 2022 ConCom bids.
  6. Other Projects
    1. Game Library: Game inventory Sunday June 6, meeting at storage locker 9 am, inventorying at 10 am at The ARC of SE Iowa; lunch and supper provided
    2. Book Group
      1. Monday June 14, 6 pm online: The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde.
      2. July will be Ready Player One, July 17th, going to watch the movie and discuss the book in person with online as an option.
    3. Video Game Library – doing inventory.
  7. Old Business
    1. Looking at resuming movie nights this summer maybe in July.
    2. Michele got a quote on barriers from Alpha Graphics; All three conventions said OK. Moved and seconded for MB to buy the barriers and transfer money from convention accounts to MB. Passed. Michele will order.
    3. AnimeIowa 2022 bid voting. Bid was attached with last month’s minutes. Moved to accept, seconded, passed.
  8. New Business
    1. Trekfest 2021 is happening, is there interest in a float in the parade? AI and ICON will check at their upcoming meetings. June 25-26. https://trekfest.org/event-schedule
    2. AI art show looking at a special event.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 7 PM online